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  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Blacksburg
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Blacksburg, VA
Overall Experience

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What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What type of interview was it?

Open file

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"Since my interview, I have been accepted to this program. I will be attending this school this fall. I am writing this in response to the post dated "4/10/2004 3:50:27 PM", and posted by the Engineering turn biochemistry major, who claims to have interviewed on 3-31-04" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Dear applicant: I am very uncertain about why you have chosen to attend medical school. You seem very immature by your responses. Allow me to address each concern of yours. 1.“You can't wear jeans to class”: Unfortunately you are applying to professional school, and not a community college. Learn to dress responsibly at all times. 2.“The school building is only open from 7AM to 10PM”: Well I agree with you, as this is a legitimate concern. I also mentioned my concerns to the 1st year class during my interview. They are currently working on it. 3.“Yes, they were extremely nice but the students did not look happy”. My friend, I don’t know about you, but while I was working on my Master’s Degree, and taking classes with medical students, I did not have a smiley face on me at all times. You obviously have no clue about the rigors of medical school. There are times to smile and be happy, and times to frown and be unhappy. Medical school is more challenging than your undergraduate biochemistry course, from your mediocre college. 4.“They are NOT fully-accredited yet”. Hello! This is a new school. There is no way they can receive full accreditation until they graduate their first class. 5.“It seems they brag more about their intramural soccer championship than about how safe their curriculum is”: You are comparing apples and oranges. Their curriculum is probably one of the best you would find for integrative learning. You obviously have no idea about a medical curriculum. 6.“It also seemed like they look down upon medical specialties, and train you for family practice. They also stress that they would love for you to stay in the Appalachian region.”: You warn other students to do their research- well, why don’t you just take a minute or two to go to the website online. Turn your computer on, click on the e-sign, go to and type in Edward via Virginia College of osteopathic medicine. Once you arrive at the site, go to the mission statement. Read it. It should say something about training physicians (primary/rural) for the Appalachian area. If you are unable to read, send me an e-mail ( 7.“The first thing I witnessed as I walked in was a secretary giving a student this snotty attitude because he missed a class and was trying to be excused”: Well learn to be disciplined. I am sure you could miss as many classes in your engineering program. You might consider switching back to that program. 8.“Lunch with a med student was soooo awkward, because an admissions person was there. She kept offsetting any slightly negative comments from the student” : I am pleased to inform you that I agree with on this matter. They probably should not have the staff in there at the same time. 9.“I spent a good deal of money flying out to VA. After being led on during the whole interview process, the director tells us that they have already offered all the available seats, and the best situation would be the waitlist”: Get in the back seat and wait. They should not be in any hurry to offer someone like you a seat, at least I hope not. 10.“They should have been honest with people, lying is never tactful”: Cheap shot. How did they lie? They are giving students an opportunity to fill the seats in the event that other students don’t attend the school. You are very immature and I hope you do not get accepted to this school, let alone be a class colleague. 11.“Interviewees are deceived by how nice they appear and the low stress level of the interviews, but it seems that there are numerous underlying issues they don't want you to know about” : The school does not hide any information. I think they are as open as can be. Yet not perfect, because they are a new school, they are as revealing as can be. 12.My advice to you is that you not attend this school, as you probably would not be a good match, due to your immaturity. " Report Response

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